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Eva-Maria Nordström

Eva-Maria Nordström


My reseach area is forest management planning with focus on methods and processes for including multiple objectives and involving stakeholders in the planning. My primary expertise is the use of decision support tools, e.g., the Heureka system, and multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA).


I teach mainly on the courses:

  • PlanWise as decision support in forestry planning (SG0155)
  • Sustainable management of Boreal forests (SH0119)


I currently supervise three PhD candidates:

Andreas Eriksson at the Department of Forest Resource Management, SLU, and the Swedish Forest Agency, “Using scenario analysis to estimate the role of forestry in society’s transition towards bioeconomy under climate change”.

Isabella Hallberg Sramek at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU, “Impact of climate change adaptation and mitigation on future forests”.

Rikard Jonsson at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, SLU, and SkogForsk, “Multi-criteria decision support in forest operations research and development”.

In the past, I have been supervisor of the following PhD candidates:

Julia Carlsson at the Department of Forest Resource Management, SLU, “Participatory scenario analysis in forest resource management”, dissertation 2017.

Isak Lodin at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU, “Current versus alternative forest management practices in Southern Sweden”, dissertation 2020.

I also supervise thesis work of forestry students at bachelor and master level.

Selected publications

Nilsson H., Nordström E.-M. & Öhman K. 2016. Decision support for participatory forest planning using AHP and TOPSIS. Forests 7(5), published online. DOI: 10.3390/f7050100

Karlsson J., Rydberg J., Segerström U., Nordström E.-M., Thöle P., Biester H. & Bindler R. 2016. Tracing a bog-iron bloomery furnace in an adjacent lake-sediment record in Ängersjö, central Sweden, using pollen and geochemical signals. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, published online. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-016-0567-x

Sténs A., Bjärstig T., Nordström E.-M., Sandström C., Fries C. & Johansson J. 2016. In the eye of the stakeholder: The challenges of governing social forest values. Ambio 45(Suppl. 2): S87–S99. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-015-0745-6

Sandström C., Carlsson-Kanyama A., Beland Lindahl K., Mossberg Sonnek K., Mossing A., Nordin A., Nordström E.-M. & Räty R. 2016. Understanding consistencies and gaps between desired forest futures: An analysis of visions from stakeholder groups in Sweden. Ambio 45(Suppl. 2): S100–S108. DOI:10.1007/s13280-015-0746-5

Carlsson J., Eriksson L.O., Öhman K. & Nordström E.-M. 2015. Combining scientific and stakeholder knowledge in future scenario development - a forest landscape case study in northern Sweden. Forest Policy and Economics, advance online publication. DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2015.08.008

Nordström E.-M., Dolling A., Skärbäck E., Stoltz J., Grahn P. & Lundell Y. 2015. Forests for wood production and stress recovery – trade-offs in long-term forest management planning. European Journal of Forest Research 134(5): 755-767. DOI: 10.1007/s10342-015-0887-x

Nordström E.-M., Holmström H. & Öhman K. 2013. Evaluating continuous cover forestry based on the forest owner’s objectives by combining scenario analysis and multiple criteria decision analysis. Silva Fennica 47(4), article ID 1046. DOI:

Kraxner F., Nordström E.-M., Havlík P., Gusti M., Mosnier A., Frank S., Valin H., Fritz S., McCallum I., Kindermann G., See L., Fuss S., Khabarov N., Böttcher H., Schmid E., Aoki K., Máthé L. & Obersteiner M. 2013. Global bioenergy scenarios – Future forest development, land-use implications and trade-offs. Biomass & Bioenergy 57: 86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.02.003

Menzel S., Nordström E.-M., Buchecker M., Marques A., Saarikoski H. & Kangas A. 2012. Decision support systems in forest management - requirements from a participatory planning perspective. European Journal of Forest Research 131(5): 1367-1379. DOI: 10.1007/s10342-012-0604-y

Nordström E.-M., Eriksson Ljusk O. & Öhman K. 2010. Integrating multiple criteria decision analysis in participatory forest planning: Experience from a case study in northern Sweden. Forest Policy and Economics 12(8): 562-574. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2010.07.006


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